La Vie Boheme! The iconic rock musical’s pure rush of adrenaline, passion, energy and joy is boldly and immersively reimagined in Signature style for a triumphant reopening.
At the end of the millennium, a group of bohemians in the East Village of New York City struggle with gentrification, love, loss and legacies amidst the HIV/AIDS crisis. Through songs such as “Seasons of Love,” “One Song Glory,” “I’ll Cover You,” “Out Tonight” and more, they embrace hope, find strength and survive.
Winner of the Tony Award® and the Pulitzer Prize, Jonathan Larson’s groundbreaking phenomenon defined a generation as it redefined the American musical and has never been more essential in today’s world.
“The exhilarating, landmark rock opera…a glittering inventive score.”
– THE NEW YORK TIMES
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Running time is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one intermission.
This show has depictions of drug/alcohol use, physical violence, illness/death, and sexual acts (no nudity), and theatrical haze. It is recommended for teens and adults.
Upon reopening Signature will also require all audiences (including children) to wear a mask AND provide proof of vaccination or negative COVID test to attend all live public performances and events at indoor venues.
Michelle S. Lee and STG International
With additional support from J. Max Barger & Gary L. Phillips
Lighting sponsored by an anonymous donor
“This rockin’ Rent is so vivacious”
“A much-needed tonic for the soul”
“A perfect evening of theatre going”
“An electric, eclectic atmosphere”
“Wondrous return to live, in-person theatre”
Book, Music & Lyrics by
Music Directed by
Mark G. Meadows
Scenic Design by
Costume Design by
Lighting Design by
Sound Design by
Wig Design by
Resident Intimacy Choreographer & Consultant
Kelly Crandall d'Amboise & Jorge Acevedo
New York Casting by
Assistant Stage Manager
Associate Music Director
Assistant Intimacy Choreographer
Click the link below to read more about Jonathan Larson’s life, his relationship with Stephen Sondheim, the history of the housing struggle in the Lower East Side, Matthew Gardiner’s director’s note, plus costume renderings, book recommendations, resources for help, and more.